my take: When Alice, a 39 year old mother of three, falls off her spin bike and knocks her head she forgets the past ten years. She finds her relationships falling apart and that she’s dating a new man.

The nature of her amnesia is baffling to those around her and to herself- some things she remembers by muscle memory and she’s quite surprised by her current life. Interspersed are letters from her surrogate grandmother to a dead lover and her sister’s letters to a therapist, allowing the reader to gain knowledge that Alice herself can’t access.

BFF and I had a good discussion on whether or not the premise that life changes a lot in ten years is plausible. And what kind of events or people could change us.

my source: suggested by daughter Anne

my verdict: good read – especially a vacation or beach read